Central America

08 Aug 2016
Canal officials said they're "very pleased" with operations so far.
03 Aug 2016
APM Terminals will pay millions to keep its concession at the Terminal de Contenedores Quetzal in Guatemala after the global terminal operator was swept up in a bribery scandal that predated its takeover of the container terminal.
15 Jul 2016
APM Terminals is caught up in a Guatemalan bribery scandal.
U.S. exports of polyethylene to Latin America are expected to jump.
08 Jun 2016
Latin America’s demand for polyethylene, the key raw material for plastics production, is forecast to rise sharply.
07 Jun 2016
The Panama Canal Authority will determine whether its third set of locks where leaks were found are functional.
20 May 2016
The Panama Maritime Authority has reached an agreement with a Chinese consortium on Panama's first post-Panamax capable container terminal.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
17 May 2016
Latin America and Caribbean terminal operators will face different national rules regarding the SOLAS container weight verification rule, adding another layer of difficulty to an already tricky process.
24 Mar 2016
The Panama Canal Authority said its new locks will be inaugurated June 26, more than two years after the original completion target.
22 Mar 2016
The Panama Canal Authority will set draft restrictions on shipping using the vital east-west waterway as the El Nino weather phenomenon causes water levels to fall well below average for this time of year.
New locks project at Panama Canal
02 Mar 2016
A panel of ocean shipping experts at the 16th Annual TPM Conference gazed in their crystal balls and saw very different outcomes for shipping patterns after the Panama Canal opens its new larger locks to commercial traffic in June.
09 Feb 2016
The Panama Canal cast fresh doubt on the planned Nicaragua canal on Monday, saying there isn’t enough cargo to support two canals, that the price tag is far above what Nicaragua says it will cost and that necessary tolls to pay for it would need to be three times what the Panama Canal charges today.